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Voluntary Termination of Parental Rights and How it Works

If there is good cause, voluntary termination of parental rights can move forward. However, this means that both parties have to consent to the matter. Every parent has a right to have a relationship with a child, which means on a financial and personal level. You might find that voluntary termination of rights is a… Continue reading →

Child Support and a Child Who Isn’t Biologically Yours

At the Law Offices of Amy M. Montes, we handle a variety of family law matters that may have a huge impact on your life. One of these is paternity, and acknowledging it so that parents can have rights to a child in their life, as well as receive support in situations where it is… Continue reading →

Can You Reinstate Your Parental Rights After Termination?

In some states, parental termination may not be the end-all to rights. Sometimes, a parent could gain their rights back under certain circumstances even after the court has officially terminated these rights. However, the parent must be able to show certain standards, such as an improvement in their day-to-day lifestyles and ability to care for… Continue reading →

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Parent Signing Over Parental Rights to Evade Child Support

Can the father of your child sign over their parental rights to evade child support? Today we examine this and many other issues that deal with parental rights and termination through an FAQ that will answer all of your burning questions. Parental Rights and Termination FAQ Can termination of parental rights be voluntary or involuntary?… Continue reading →

Can my Parental Rights be Stripped if I am Imprisoned?

If you were in prison for a certain amount of time, you may wonder if you will retain your parental rights. This is a very serious question that can have drastic effects on your life, so it is important to understand how the law works in these cases. The good news is this: Unless you… Continue reading →

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What Are The Father’s Rights Regarding Abortion?

Essentially, because of the fact that the mother of the child is affected much more deeply by a pregnancy than the father is, she has the right to have an abortion or decide to keep the baby without the consent of the father. This has been an issue in the courts before because in certain… Continue reading →

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Can Sperm Donors Be Liable for Child Support in California?

Laws surrounding sperm donors and parenthood can be complicated, and they vary from state to state. In California, the sperm donor’s legal parent status depends on the circumstances of the sperm donation. If a married woman conceives through assisted reproduction under the supervision of a licensed physician (with the consent of her spouse), then her… Continue reading →

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Can I appoint a legal guardian for my own children?

Parents are allowed to appoint a legal guardian for their own child, and doing so is good planning. If something were to happen that made you unable to care for your children, a guardian would have to be appointed. If you decide a ahead of time who you would like as a guardian, you can… Continue reading →

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How Can I Get Joint Custody of my 1-year-old?

Her Mother Agrees Because she is Going Into the Military Joint custody is when parents who do not live together have equal say in making life decision for the child. Parents can have joint custody if they are divorced, separated, or not living together. If both parents agree to share custody of the child, then… Continue reading →

Can I Get Custody Finalized While a Parent is in Incarcerated?

If one party is in prison during the divorce process, custody issues can still be finalized. Many parts of the divorce process are unchanged when one of the spouses is incarcerated, however, there are many special issues and questions that come up when one spouse is in prison. A person in prison does not have… Continue reading →

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